Federation Square, Melbourne

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Federation Square, Melbourne - Address, Phone Number

Address: Corner Swanston St & Flinders St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia

Phone: +61-396551900

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A popular public space, the square is also a marvel of design. It’s hemmed in on three sides by a U-shaped formation of buildings. The paving is primarily done in 470000 sandstone blocks. The buildings that surround the square are described as de-constructivist (minimalist and angular). An elevated footpath is the riverside promenade, a peaceful area with shady trees. There’s an atrium with an intricate cooling system where temperatures drop more than 10°C as compared to out in the open. There’s even a giant public screen that broadcasts live sporting events. The tenants here include the Melbourne Visitor Centre, the Edge Theatre, the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image. For all its startling features, the Federation Square has been awarded the title of the world’s fifth ugliest building. Go figure. Yet the people watching is brilliant, as is the food all around.

One of the most iconic squares in the Melbourne, the Federation square is a marvel in itself. With U shaped buildings surrounding, the square should be on the top of must visit list when you’re travelling to Melbourne. Even though the entry to this square is free and you don’t require any Federation Square tickets, still you can get the Federation Square tours which are guided and will tell you more about the architectural designs there. Book the Federation Square tour tickets and know for yourself.

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Federation Square Information

  • Check the official website for events.

Federation Square Ticket Prices

  • Free entry

How To reach Federation Square by Public Transport

  • Tram on Flinder’s Street.

Restaurants Near Federation Square

  • Feddish
  • Bokchoy Tang

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  • Lovely public space. We went to the Polish Festival on Sunday, spent time looking at the different stalls and then walked along the river where all the traditional Polish food was. We spent the afternoon enjoying the different music performances at Deakin Edge Theatre. This is a really beautiful facility, with good acoustics and has a very intimate feel to it. It is also accessible to people with disabilities.

  • There are so many Arts exhibitions and things to see. It's an architecturally beautiful around this area with so much to see. It's definitely designed to attract tourists which it seems to do a good job of. Plenty of places to eat and drink around and easy to access via public transport.

  • Very close to Flinders Street train station. One of the tourist attractions in Melbourne. Nice place to relax in the middle of the CBD and It's a happening place. Usually it's not too crowded. Lot of place to eat and drink, Transport is a good place to spend some time.

  • Lots to like about Fed square. Perfect meeting place with heaps on offer for all age groups. National Gallery Victoria and ACME have free displays worth two hours of your attention. There is a great choice of food and drinks available. The Square comes alive with large numbers of people gathering to watch sports and cultural events on the big screen. Definitely a place that will leave great memories.

  • Lots of free public events are held in Federation Square, especially on weekends. There are also exhibitions indoors that are well worth seeing. Check out what's on beforehand or just show me and be surprised. Always a hive of activity.

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